Label: Reprise Records - SP-8604R Series: 青春秘蔵盤 Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Promo, Reissue Country: Japan Genre: Rock Style: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Edsel Records. Prunetwang Records cat. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The band was featured in publicity photos for the November issue of Teen Pin-Ups. Retrieved 23 January Ken had been shaking his Bigsby wiggle stick with some fuzztone and tremolo at the end of the tape. Artwork Direction Bill Cooper:
He suggested to the group that they change their name, and they considered a list of alternatives. Weakley departed the band after the single, and was replaced by Preston Ritter , and rhythm guitarist James "Weasel" Spagnola was recruited to make The Electric Prunes a quintet. These mainly comprised cover songs and Tucker-Mantz compositions. Ken had been shaking his Bigsby wiggle stick with some fuzztone and tremolo at the end of the tape.
Forward it was cool. Backward it was amazing. I made Dave cut if off and save it for later. The success of the single prompted immediate touring, and earned the group a promotional contract with musical equipment makers Vox. The song managed to chart at number 27 in the US and number 42 in the UK, and was the most electronically experimental composition by the group thus far. Tracks such as the soft rock tune, "Onie" and "Toonerville Trolley" suggest inconsistency in an attempt to produce a commercially viable sound.
Reflecting on the album, Tulin said, "Consequently there are definitely songs that I believe do not belong on the album and were, in fact, a waste of our time and energy. In July , the band released their fourth single, one of the more unusual compositions to come from the pen of the Tucker-Mantz songwriting duo, "Dr. The song, which featured Williams playing a prototype steel guitar , and childlike to maddening vocals, was described by music historian Richie Unterberger as "sounding more like a horror movie theme run amok than a radio-ready hit", and consequently the single bubbled under the Hot at number For the album, the band wrote seven of the twelve tracks, and expanded upon the experimentation of the first album, with inventive guitar reverb and oscillation, in a unified effort.
Spagnola left near the conclusion of recording to address medical concerns, and Mike Gannon was recruited to finish the album. At the suggestion of manager Lenny Poncher and Hassinger, The Electric Prunes agreed to record a concept album that integrated Gregorian music into psychedelic pop , with the belief it would launch them into commercial success. The result, Mass in F Minor , was a complex arrangement of religious-based rock, which was sung entirely in Greek and Latin.
Although the band did record the songs "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", and "Credo", the intricate orchestration proved to be too difficult and time-consuming for the group.
As a consequence, Hassinger enlisted the Canadian group, The Collectors , among other session musicians , in completing the album, although Lowe, Tulin, and Weakley did contribute to every track. We missed the intro on the first song and it never got any better. Amp speakers blew, charts fell off music stands and everyone was, in general, in a complete state of confusion. Ended up each song turned into one long jam. I think we were, at times, all in the same key.
Tulin and Williams finished a tour with a line-up that also included Kenny Loggins and Jeremy Stuart, but by mid they too departed the group. He was steered toward the Colorado group, Climax, by Rich Fifield. Fifield had worked in fellow Colorado band, Hardwater previously the surf rock band The Astronauts , which was managed by Poncher, and produced an album with Axelrod. Checkout as Guest. Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration. Register Become a member of Amoeba.
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Try Me On For Size. With the band having a busy touring schedule, the recording of the album was hurried in an effort to cash in on their recent success.
The band was already composing material for what they hoped would be an album of their own design. They, alone, produced seven of the 12 tracks, much to the frustration of the band.
Tulin stated "We had nothing resembling freedom, let alone total freedom, in the selection of our songs. The album was released in April and charted with moderate success at number on the Billboard Track listing and composers confirmed from All Music.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Electric Prunes. Psychedelic rock garage rock . March,
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